Gold79 Mines Ltd. (TSXV: AUU) ("Gold79" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a planned drill program at the Greyhound project located in Nunavut, Canada. In May, project operator Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico Eagle") will initiate a diamond drilling program focused on three priority target areas with the objective of identifying gold-bearing structures or veins at two targets and VMS-type mineralization at another target area. The planned drilling program will comprise eight holes for approximately 1,100 metres. Figure 1 details the planned program and hole locations along with the location of both rock and soil historical (2008-2019) gold and copper-zinc anomalies.
Figure 1 - Greyhound Project 2021 Drill Program: Geology modified after GSC A Series map 2069A. Soil data for SE Aura Lake displays only Au data; soil data for Outstanding Lake-Dingo areas has both Au and Cu + Zn data. All assays for rocks and soils employed 4-acid dissolution.
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South-East Aura Lake Gold Target
Three drill holes are planned (390 metres) targeting the strongest induced polarization (IP) anomalies from a 2018 geophysical survey. The anomalies have a NE to ENE orientation and parallel a major regional structure located a few hundred metres to the south. The planned drill holes are up ice of distinct gold-in-till anomalies. These holes will test the source of soil and boulder Au and As anomalies. The South Aura Lake Gold Target is proximal to a number of historical high grade locally transported rock samples containing up to 28 grams per tonne (g/t) gold (see Figure 2).
Figure 2 - South-East Aura Lake Sulphide Enriched Surface Sample Grading 28 g/t Gold
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Dingo Pluton Gold Target
Two drill holes are planned (270 metres). The first hole (21A) targets gold in quartz veining in the margin of the Dingo pluton, focussed on an isolated electromagnetic anomaly, potentially sulfide mineralization. It is also associated with gold-soil anomalies, surface samples with up to 12.5 g/t Au, and a possible ENE structure identified by a high-resolution ground magnetic survey. The second hole (21B) targets a surface gold discovery at the north edge of the pluton. Grab samples contain up to 12.4 g/t gold.
Outstanding Lake VMS Target
Three drill holes are planned for a total of 450 metres, to test EM anomalies at the Outstanding Lake VMS Target area. Results from a 2020 till survey identified numerous base metal anomalies, as well as an isolated gold anomaly, all down ice. A Max-Min EM survey conducted on the ice at Outstanding Lake identified a strong conductor. It occurs within a 2km Airborne VTEM conductive zone coincident with the Outstanding Lake north and south prospective areas. Drill core from hole DDH G11-31 at the SE shore of Outstanding Lake, drilled to the east away from the conductor, contains both base metal contents and alteration characteristics of a VMS footwall, which support the current targeting. Glacially transported boulders containing 9.3% Cu and 18.4% Zn were previously discovered about 1 kilometre to the west of Outstanding Lake. The EM anomalies at Outstanding Lake are a probable source.
Agnico Eagle is operator of the Greyhound joint venture and has implemented protocols, safety precautions and continues to monitor developments with respect to COVID-19. The Company and Agnico Eagle have a duty to provide a safe working environment to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, contractors and communities surrounding our projects.
Dr. James M. Franklin, PhD, FRSC, P. Geo is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this press release regarding the Greyhound project.
About Gold79 Mines Ltd.
Gold79 Mines Ltd. is a TSX Venture listed company focused on building ounces in the Southwest USA. Gold79 holds 100% earn-in option to purchase agreements on three gold projects: the Jefferson Canyon Gold Project and the Tip Top Gold Project both located in Nevada, USA, and, the Gold Chain Project located in Arizona, USA. In addition, Gold79 holds two projects with minority interest being a 37.1% interest in the Greyhound Project, Nunavut, Canada under JV by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and a 20% carried interest in the Taviche Project in Oaxaca, Mexico now under option to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
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